English adjective: innocent
|1.||innocent free from evil or guilt|
|Samples||An innocent child.|
The principle that one is innocent until proved guilty.
|Similar||absolved, acquitted, blameless, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, inculpable, irreproachable, not guilty, unimpeachable, vindicated|
|See also||exculpatory, righteous|
|2.||innocent lacking intent or capacity to injure|
|Samples||An innocent prank.|
|3.||innocent free from sin|
|4.||innocent lacking in sophistication or worldliness|
|Samples||A child's innocent stare.|
His ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it.
|5.||innocent not knowledgeable about something specified|
|Samples||American tourists wholly innocent of French.|
A person unacquainted with our customs.
|6.||innocent completely wanting or lacking|
|Samples||Writing barren of insight.|
Young recruits destitute of experience.
Innocent of literary merit.
The sentence was devoid of meaning.
|Synonyms||barren, destitute, devoid, free|
|7.||innocent (used of things) lacking sense or awareness|
|Samples||Fine innocent weather.|
|Domain usage||archaicism, archaism|
English noun: innocent
|1.||innocent (person) a person who lacks knowledge of evil|
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|Narrower (hyponym)||boy scout, dear, lamb, naif, virgin|